Quant Manager Aspect Capital Names Hull as CRO

Feb 21 2017 | 6:16pm ET

Systematic investment manager Aspect Capital has announced the promotion of director of risk Anna Hull to the position of Chief Risk Officer and added her to the company’s board.

In her new role, Hull will retain responsibility for the oversight of investment and operational risk across the business, as well as now playing a greater role in determining and executing the company’s strategic plans. She will continue to be based in London.

Hull joined Aspect in 2008 as director of product management, where she led the team in its role of providing transparency and quantitative expertise to Aspect’s clients. Subsequently named director of risk, she was in charge of Aspect’s risk team and responsible for the oversight of all market, model and operational risks across the company.

Before joining Aspect, Hull was a senior portfolio manager at Old Mutual Asset Managers and Northern Trust Global Investments.

“I am very pleased to welcome Anna to the Board and congratulate her on her new role as chief risk officer,” said Aspect CEO Anthony Todd in a statement. “She brings both experience and insight to Aspect’s Board as we take the company forward in 2017 and beyond. Anna has nearly 20 years' experience in the quantitative investment industry. Her track record, expertise and collaborative style will be invaluable as we continue to build our business.”

London-based Aspect Capital was founded in 1997 by former AHL executives Todd, Martin Lueck, Michael Adam and Eugene Lambert. The company applies a systematic and quantitative approach to investment management and currently manages $6 billion primarily invested in the Aspect Diversified Programme via a series of fund and client-specific managed account vehicles.

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